A former DHL employee in Memphis has been charged with stealing $ 60,000 in Nike merchandise.
Chamon Davis was arrested on Tuesday following an investigation by Nike that revealed his scheme, according to local news channel WREG. Police say they used duplicate tracking numbers to ship the items to a different address, and Davis has already confessed to the crime. Davis was released from jail on Tuesday after being charged with property theft, and she is due back in court later this month.
About $ 10,000 of merchandise due for delivery on Monday has been recovered, while the rest has yet to be accounted for. It’s also unclear how long Nike had been investigating the thefts in Memphis, where the company’s main U.S. distribution center is also located.
Wondering where your sneakers have gone? – Reports of theft during the expedition process are not uncommon for sneakerheads, although they are generally anecdotal.
A sneaker store in Jacksonville, Florida, however, had to cancel the release of the coveted Nike SB Dunk Low “Mummy” in October after its entire shoe inventory was stolen. The store’s Instagram page reported that the shipment had been slipped somewhere between Nike warehouses and the FedEx distribution center.
Numerous people have also reported that their Nike shipments were stolen while in the hands of FedEx, including high-profile versions of the Off-White Dunk Low and the Fragment x Travis Scott Air Jordan 1. Nike did not respond to Grab‘s asks for comment on how it plans to handle the theft accusations, while FedEx has only said that “the safety and security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority and we are investigating these allegations.”